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    • David Olesker
    • 13.03.12 | 02:21 (IST)

    Nathan would expect such a soldier to abandon his own ethical principles and, "[sacrifice] his or her individual identity for the sake of the group". Of course there is a need to do that in the military, but when is it legitimate to demand that one sacrifice one's individual identity? What if a soldier was ordered to spit on the Israeli flag? Should he obey such an order? It doesn't have a "black flag" flying over it to show it's an illegal order that he is required to disobey, so should he obey it against his own conscience? Should a Druze or Bedouin soldier be required to sing Hatikva, which talks of the longing of the Jewish soul? As long as everyone in the army has the same values there won't be any conflict. So Nathan says, only enlist those who have the "right" values.

    from the article: Ultra-Orthodox Jews in the IDF would be a disaster for Israel
    First published 06:50 12.03.12 | Last updated 11:50 11.03.12
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